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OPINIONS DIFFER: KAREENA KAPOOR AND RANI MUKERJI ON PAY PARITY

By Jasmeet Singh . 12th March 2018 12:30pm
OPINIONS DIFFER: KAREENA KAPOOR AND RANI MUKERJI ON PAY PARITY

Bollywood industry known to be male-dominated is experiencing a paradigm. Women are rising up to the challenge and becoming filmmakers as well as getting the highest paychecks. While the change is getting evident, the issue of pay inequality is still an issue that needs to be addressed. However, the opinions held by the actress Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor are quite different on the subject matter. From Kangana Ranaut to Priyanka Chopra, these two actresses and more have been vocal about the need for equality in terms of how much actors and actresses take home at the end of the day. Rani Mukerji, when asked about the same by Mid Day, had a different perspective on the issue. She was quoted saying, "That's not what drove me to work. I worked to be happy. My parents took care of my finances...Nowadays, a lot of people who don't know how to act are also talking about pay parity. It's important to hone your skills and become good at what you do, money will follow". While the issue of pay parity between the men and women in Bollywood may not be of concern to Rani, Kareena Kapoor, on the other hand, believes that it is important to be vocal about it. This she made known on a leading daily's conclave where she spoke about feminism. In her statement, she thanked Kangana Ranaut for being vocal about the pay gap in Bollywood. "I appreciate actors like Kangana Ranaut, who bring problems to the forefront by talking about it in their interviews." Kareena further spoke on the issue of nepotism saying that, "There are many superstars from yesteryears and not all of their children are superstars. If nepotism exists everyone would have been superstars and number one. But the fact that today Ranveer Singh, who does not have mother or father as superstars, out of sheer talent and hard work he is where he is today. I don't think nepotism exists." On the work front, Kareena Kapoor will soon be seen in 'Veere Di Wedding'. The film will hit the cinemas June 1, 2018.